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|May-06-07|| ||Bob726: This was great endgame play by both sides, but they did make some mistake. After 54.f3 there is a win in 62(!). Kaprov's 61.Qf3? allowed a win in 27 for white, instead of the 55 move win with perfect play after Kg1. However, Korchoni missed himself a quicker chance with 62.Qe5! winning in 26 instead of Qd2-winning 57. However all in all, a very precise endgame by Korchoni.|
|Jul-27-08|| ||4tmac: Blacks 61 move was trying to exchange queens by QxQ, K-c4, or K-c5 (all of which were a draw). White did not trust the non-checking 62. Q-e5 (the move God would make). Otherwise, these guys played "lights out" from move 54 on. In fact Keene/Hartston <WMD> seemed close to perfection as well. This is an improvement on Balashov's 56. a5 which only appears to draw.|
|Mar-23-10|| ||HeMateMe: An unusual opening and finish, for the Tue birthday boy.|
|Nov-05-11|| ||Everett: This was the very first game after Bronstein returned from a tournament to help Korchnoi.|
|Nov-27-11|| ||AVRO38: <The winner of this candidates final was to play Fischer for the world championship.>|
Not true! This is one of those myths that the chess world likes to believe in because it keeps the world simple. Some other myths include: The hypermodern openings originated in the 1920's, the New York 1889 tournament was not a World Championship Tournament, Alekhine was drunk during the 1935 match, etc...
In this particular case, Fischer had already resigned his FIDE title before the Karpov-Korchnoi match began. When this match took place the FIDE title was vacant. FIDE held out hope against hope until 1975 that Fischer would reverse his decision but he never did. So the fact remains that at the time of this match there was no champion and the winner would therefore not be a challenger to anyone.
|Nov-27-11|| ||King Death: <AVRO38> As a practical matter, it's true, but Fischer was still recognized as champion by FIDE.|
|Nov-27-11|| ||AVRO38: <As a practical matter, it's true, but Fischer was still recognized as champion by FIDE.>|
That's really irrelevant since Fischer already resigned. Richard Nixon also resigned in 1974, are you suggesting that unless people accept his resignation he is still president?
People have a right to resign whatever position they hold, be it President of the U.S., World Chess Champion, or an employee in a company. Whether or not the resignation is accepted is irrelevant.
|Nov-27-11|| ||King Death: <AVRO38> Nixon's resignation was legally binding. This wasn't.|
|Nov-27-11|| ||AVRO38: <Nixon's resignation was legally binding. This wasn't.>|
That's why I said: "FIDE held out hope against hope until 1975 that Fischer would reverse his decision but he never did."
That's the whole point. The decision was never reversed i.e. the title was vacant at the time of this match. You can't just ignore Fischer's resignation and carry on as if it didn't happen.
|Nov-27-11|| ||King Death: I suppose I could ignore <AVRO>, but that would give him an importance he doesn't deserve.|
|Nov-27-11|| ||Marmot PFL: For a long time players thought the way to beat Karpov was to play offbeat lines to get him out of his preparation. Miles win with 1 e4 a6 probably had a lot to do with that.|
|Nov-27-11|| ||AVRO38: So <keypusher/Scott Thomson> I just looked at your profile and it seems like you're a real jerk, no surprise. Also, your games are so laughable they aren't even worth comment, but if anyone needs a good laugh, check out:|
I Figler vs S Thomson, 2006
|Nov-27-11|| ||King Death: <AVRO> Put some of your own games out there since you're ready to call the man out. It sure is easy to pass judgment based on one loss against a strong opponent. Do you think you can do better, or are you also a clueless idiot at the board?|
|Nov-27-11|| ||keypusher: <AVRO38> <Typical little wimp, hiding behind a computer screen. Can't argue on the merits so you resort to name calling.> |
I've demonstrated your worthlessness in these page many times, e.g. here Robert James Fischer
That's why I can call you <stupid boring troll> now without bothering to engage you further. Because that is what you are.
And yes, Ilye Figler crushed me. But he was a very pleasant man, as well as a terrific chessplayer, so I was happy to upload the game.
|Nov-27-11|| ||keypusher: <Marmot PFL: For a long time players thought the way to beat Karpov was to play offbeat lines to get him out of his preparation. Miles win with 1 e4 a6 probably had a lot to do with that.>|
They should have looked at all the other games where Miles played something offbeat against Karpov.
|Nov-28-11|| ||keypusher: <AVRO38> I am grieved, worthless troll. Fischer page, December 10, 2010. Alekhine, Botvinnik, chessmetrics.|
|Nov-28-11|| ||Petrosianic: <I am grieved, worthless troll. Fischer page, December 10, 2010. Alekhine, Botvinnik, chessmetrics.>|
Have you ever heard the expression "You can't get blood out of a turnip"? A worthless troll is not going to post something worthwhile just because you ask him to. If he could do that, he'd have done it without prodding long ago, and spared himself a lot of embarrassment. That Ignore feature is there for a reason, you know.
|Nov-28-11|| ||Everett: <keypusher> <And yes, Ilye Figler crushed me. But he was a very pleasant man, as well as a terrific chessplayer, so I was happy to upload the game.>|
An excellent show of class. Thanks for that game, yet, even moreso, thanks for pointing out that chess is not all about wins and losses.
|Nov-28-11|| ||Shams: Playing "der Geier" against a master takes some moxie, good on ya <kp>.|
|Nov-28-11|| ||Everett: <keypusher>
<They should have looked at all the other games where Miles played something offbeat against Karpov.>
Too true. Miles got smashed properly quite often.
|Nov-28-11|| ||Penguincw: Wow. White is rather mate or win of the .|
|Nov-28-11|| ||Blunderdome: Oh, Korchnoi.|
|Nov-29-11|| ||Petrosianic: Actually, it's V. Korchnoi.|
|Jul-15-12|| ||Albion 1959: This was a really good tussle, I have not had time to look at it depth, but did Karpov have to play 50. Rxc6+? Or am I missing something here? A difficult endgame that probably did not get accurate treatment from both sides:|
|Sep-08-12|| ||tympsa: Jude Acer wrote about this game in November 1974 :
Moscow 1974 rages out of control now. During game 19, November 4-5, Karpov made a serious mistake in etiquette. He was leading by a precious three whole games against Korchnoi with only 6 games to go. He should have been serving lunch, coffee and amenities to Korchnoi. He should have sent him his personal limousine to fetch Korchnoi to the games. He should have been absolutely proper. Instead he stared into Korchnoi's face while he was deep in thought.
Korchnoi keeps a thermos of tea prepared by Bella near the board. He watches this thermos to be certain that nobody puts anything into it as Spassky probably was drugged in Iceland. (Honest!)
As Korchnoi looked up to check on thermos bottle, he noticed Karpov's eyes blazing away as if to hypnotize him! He called the referee over (Alberic O’Kelly of Belgium) and asked that Karpov be instructed to quit staring into his eyes! O'Kelley agreed with Korchnoi and made the request.
Now furious Karpov asked that the Korchnoi thermos bottle be moved off stage! And so on, so on At this hour war is on in Moscow because Korchnoi defeated Karpov by angrily continuing a very drawish endgame until the equally angry Karpov made a very simple error, allowing a Korchnoi pawn to race towards promotion after two agonizing days of struggle. What a match! Karpov still heavily favored as we go to press, but if it goes to 3-2 ... maybe ... maybe.
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